5,000 in Germany. Population total all countries: 5,400. Ethnic population: 49,200 (2000).
Southwestern dialect is south; Midwestern is central; Northwestern is in north.
Midwestern Yiddish, Northwestern Yiddish, Southwestern Yiddish. Originated in Germany, Holland, Switzerland, Alsace (France), Czechoslovakia, and western Hungary. A member of macrolanguage Yiddish [yid].
Hebrew script [Hebr].